- Paperback: 282 pages
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Crimson Rose) (April 22, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1509207252
- ISBN-13: 978-1509207251
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,549,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seismic Crimes Paperback – April 22, 2016
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- "Action packed is the only way to describe this exciting, sizzling love, and adventure story! Between the steamy private scenes and the made-for-TV shoot outs and natural disasters, there is adventure that keeps your heart pumping on every page." ~ Readers' Favorite
- "Watch [Beth and Donovan's] relationship grow, even during times of stress and learn to appreciate the writing prowess of author Chrys Fey in Seismic Crimes." ~ Tome Tender, reviewer
- "This is a fast paced, action packed book that is hard to put down. The earthquake scenes are graphic and the reader really gets a clear image, although terrifying as it is written extremely well." ~ LLEP Review Team
- "The well-choreographed, sexy scenes between the two main characters will keep readers turning the pages as much as the chase and fight scenes do. Fey handles each of these intimate scenes amazingly well, setting a high bar for steamy romance writers." ~ C. Lee McKenzie, author
- "SEISMIC CRIMES is an action-packed novel that contains a little bit of everything. There's the suspense of a crime-fighting story, the adventure of surviving natural disasters, and the passion of romance." ~ Sherry Ellis, author
- "Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey is a pure delight. It is a romance first and a suspense novella second, but both are combined in a perfect formula for a wonderful afternoon's reading." ~ Readers' Favorite
- "The characters were interesting as well as appealing. There was a lot of chemistry between Beth and Donovan." ~ Romance Bookworms Reviews
- "Chrys Fey does a magnificent job of starting her short story with the tension needed to hook and keep the reader reading. Her descriptive prose puts the reader with Beth as the dangerous winds escalate, the water rises, and darkness falls." ~ Yolanda Renee, author
- "One tough, yet amazingly intuitive woman and her ever-protective husband and lover will once again stand up to the evil that threatens all they have. TSUNAMI CRIMES is fast-paced, and Ms. Fey's ability to bring the internal fight for survival during a rogue tsunami to life is frighteningly realistic." ~ Tome Tender, book blog reviewer
- "Ms. Fey's strong and compelling visual storytelling coupled with the overwhelming uncertainty facing Beth and Donovan make this a powerhouse novel." ~ InD'Tale Magazine
- "Disasters are Chrys Fey's thing and she does them so well. Tsunami Crimes, the third in her disaster series, is her best yet, in my opinion." ~ Tena Stetler, author
- "The Disaster Crimes Series has the potential to be a terrific series that is spell-binding and [will] have readers on the edge of their seats." ~ InD'tale Magazine
From the Author
1. How did you come up with the idea to write a series involving natural disasters, crime, and romance?
At first I didn't have the idea. I published Hurricane Crimes and thought that was it. Then a couple readers expressed wanting to know what happened before and after Hurricane Crimes. I pondered a sequel and realized that the story wasn't over...a killer was still at large. As soon as I thought of the second book, the idea of a series bloomed, and I knew they would all feature a different disaster and contain what I love about romantic-suspense stories: crime and romance.
2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
There are countless romantic-suspense stories, and several take place during a storm, but not many authors have used natural disasters as a continuing theme. Not only that, but on top of the disasters there are also crimes of nearly every kind, which is why my collection is known as the Disaster Crimes Series.
3. The earthquake scene was so realistic. Have you ever experienced an earthquake firsthand?
I have never experienced an earthquake. The closest I got to this was the Disaster! ride at Universal Studios. While you're sitting in a subway train, there's an earthquake and a water main breaks, sending a wave of water toward you. I remember sitting on the side where the water comes and thinking it was going to go over my head.
4. What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
I am fascinated by disasters, so I enjoyed learning all about earthquakes: the science behind them, real firsthand accounts, and the aftermath to cities. I created pages and pages of notes.
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Top Customer Reviews
Beth and Donovan meet during a hurricane in Florida. The town she lives is is recommended to evacuate, but for a variety of reasons she is not able to. She prepares her house for the approaching hurricane in hopes to try to weather the storm when she looks outside and sees a car careening down the street and it hits into a tree. Concerned, she goes to see if she can offer help and meets Donovan, who she aids in his injuries and has him come into her house. She sees that he is wanted for the murder of his brother, but after he tells is side of the story, she starts to believe he is not the murderer the press is making him out to believe.
That story ends with them being able to find and kill one of his brother's murderers but the second one is still on the loose.
Seismic Crimes begins where basically Hurricane Crimes ends. It gives a little background in case one didn't read the first book in the series. Donovan is on a mission to find the second killer of his brother, and Beth is on a mission to be with him, them having fallen in love over the short course of the first book. Their search for the killer finds them in San Francisco, where in the midst of the search a terrible devastating earthquake occurs. Won't spoil the rest of the book but basically all ends well, except for an ominous phone call Beth gets at the very end of the book.
My take, I liked both books; I enjoyed that Seismic Crimes was longer and went into more character description; got to know Donovan and Beth more in the second book. Chrys writes very descriptively and I felt I was there during the earthquake with the ground shaking. I would definitely recommend both books. They are romance based books and I will give the caveat that there are some lovemaking scenes in the book. I look forward to wherever the series goes next in Chrys' writings with disaster and will definitely read what is next to keep up with the doings of Beth and Donovan.
Although this is the second book in a series, Fey quickly catches the reader up with Donovan and Beth as they enter the police station after the hurricane featured in the first book, Hurricane Crimes, and Donovan is cleared of his brother’s murder. Yet there seems to be nothing he can do to help the police find the corrupt officer responsible for his brother’s death.
After riding out the end of the storm at the police station, Beth moves in with Donovan, as her house was destroyed in the first book. As the two begin to draw closer, Donovan becomes more obsessed with finding his brother’s killer, which puts a strain on their new and budding relationship and eventually, leads the couple to San Francisco. And that’s where the action begins as the two arrive shortly before a massive earthquake.
Seismic Crimes is different from most romance novels, as the hero and heroine have already confessed their love to one another…but did they confess too soon? Will a natural disaster bring them closer? Or tear them apart?
Fey does a good job of building suspense and putting the reader in the middle of the action, while continuing to build on the relationship between Donovan and Beth.
For those who love action, adventure, romance, and suspense, this book will be right up your alley.
They've survived a hurricane, but when they travel to San Francisco on the trail of his brother's killer, they're not only pitted against him, but a 7.+ earthquake.
There are two strengths in this story:
One is the non-stop uncertainty in each dangerous situation the two face together and alone. No matter what Donovan or Beth encounter, the reader's never sure either one of them will survive or how they'll manage.
The well-choreographed, sexy scenes between the two main characters will keep readers turning the pages as much as the chase and fight scenes do. Fey handles each of these intimate scenes amazingly well, setting a high bar for steamy romance writers.
Seismic Crimes is a good summer read--quick, exciting and hot enough to make July seem cool.
Beth and Donovan have survived one natural disaster as well as a killer. Will life calm down for these love birds? Not likely. Donovan is one hot, alpha and very determined man. Beth is a kick ass leading lady who will not be told to sit and stay. If you like strong woman who are more than capable of taking care of themselves, then you will love Beth! The author teases us with her sex scenes and boy do they get my libido humming. I give this book 5 stars with 3 hands down the pants and look forward to reading the next book in the Disaster Crimes series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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